is one of the best-known, most influential and most widely sold Italian
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s. Published in Turin
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, it is distributed in Italy and other Europe
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an nations. The current owner is the Fiat Group.
It was founded in 1867 with the name Gazzetta Piemontese
. In 1895 the newspaper was bought (and by then edited) by Alfredo Frassati (father of Pier Giorgio Frassati
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), who gave it its current name and a national perspective. For criticising the 1924 murder of the socialist Giacomo Matteotti
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, he was forced to resign and sell the newspaper to Giovanni Agnelli
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It launched a website
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Since May 26, 2006, it has published a monthly magazine: "Specchio+
". Until January 26, 1999, to April 7, 2006, it was called "Specchio
" and was published as weekly magazine.
On February 1, 2006, it published the controversial Muhammad Drawings
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In the last years, many rumors were defused about the buyout of La Stampa by Italian publishers such as Caltagirone Editore
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, Gruppo Editoriale L'Espresso
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and De Agostini
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Columnist & Journalists
- Mario Calabresi (Editor)
- Massimo Gramellini (Vice-Editor)
- Roberto Bellato (Vice-Editor)
- Umberto La Rocca (Vice-Editor)
- Federico Geremicca (Vice-Editor, Rome)
- Massimo Gramellini (Columnist)
- Barbara Spinelli (Columnist)
- Mario Deaglio (Columnist)
- Lucia Annunziata
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- Guido Ceronetti (Columnist)
- Anna Mina Mazzini aka Mina
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- Maurizio Molinari
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- Stefania Miretti (Columnist)
- Roberto Beccantini (Columnist)
- Altiero Scicchitano (Columnist)
- Fiamma Nirenstein
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- A. B. Yehoshua
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- Norberto Bobbio
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- Giovanni Arpino
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- Carlo Fruttero
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- Franco Lucentini
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- Enzo Bettiza
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